HC Deb 11 May 1922 vol 153 c2394W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty under what regulation it is competent for a commanding officer to punish a chief petty officer of the Royal Navy for refusing to obey the order of a petty officer of the Royal Navy?


As an incident in which this issue has been raised is under consideration by the Board of Admiralty in their judicial capacity, on a question raised as to the validity of a summary punishment which has been suspended pending Admiralty decision on the point, the hon. Member will, I am sure, agree that it is undesirable that the matter should be dealt with meanwhile by Question and Answer.